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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 6th, 2013

Hey, it's HighScalability time: Test your sense of scale. Is this image of something microscopic or macroscopic? Find out. 72: Intel's 72 core x86 Processor; One Trillion: number of fonts served by Google. Quotable Quotes: West-Eberhard:...Show More Summary

Google Woos Developers with Packaged App Strategy, Updated Plumbing

At its recent Chrome Developer Summit, Google officials made more clear than ever that they see the Chrome platform as a strategic on-ramp for Google's services, with packaged apps and mobile apps playing a central role in that effort. Show More Summary

As Valve Joins The Linux Foundation, Start Taking Linux Gaming Seriously

Valve has doubled down on its commitment to make Linux gaming an arena to take seriously by joining The Linux Foundation. “Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming. Through...Show More Summary

Code Review Like You Mean It

If I had to pick just one feature that embodies GitHub (besides emoji support of course ), I’d easily choose the Pull Request (aka PR). According to GitHub’s help docs (emphasis mine), Pull requests let you tell others about changes you’ve pushed to a GitHub repository. Show More Summary

1000 Nights

Each night for a 1000 nights, Ray Bradbury is asking you to read three things: One short story (Dahl, Hemingway, Matheson, Cheever, Kneale, Collier, Wharton, Irving) One poem (Shakespeare, Frost, and Pope) One essay (Huxley, Eiseley ) Bradbury’s goal – to make you the collector of metaphor. He provides a familiar and unfamiliar set of content […] #

Examining Linux Load Averages

In a previous article I shared a few quick ways I use top as a systems administrator to get a quick overview of the health of the server. I was quickly taken to task by an anonymous commenter for not being as in depth as he would have liked. Show More Summary

Outline of Lean Seminar

I am doing a Lean seminar on Monday and was outlining it before committing it to powerpoint.  Thought folks might find this useful. What if you could get what you wanted but you couldn’t get it by going directly after what you wanted?...Show More Summary

Google: Multiplex Multiple Works Loads on Computers to Increase Machine Utilization and Save Money

Jeff Dean gave a talk at SFBay ACM and at about 3 minutes in he goes over how Google runs jobs on computers, which is different than how most shops distribute workloads. It’s common for machines to be dedicated to one service, say run a database, run a cache, run this, or run that. The logic is:

Java Posse #430 - Kevin Bourrillion on Java, Guava and More

Java Posse #430 - Kevin Bourrillion on Java, Guava and More Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at Guava Guava Google+ page Caliper AutoValue Where...Show More Summary

Long Term Web Semantics

Something irks me about the phrase “semantic HTML”. The intent is clear enough — using HTML in ways that are readable and use plain language to describe terms when available. But that’s not what “semantic” means. We might as well be saying “well written” or “copy edited”. Show More Summary

Why do my Font Awesome icons show up as blank squares?

So you've decide to use Font Awesome for some great scalable icons. You download them, maybe you use the Bootstreap CDN. You're not an idiot, but you only get black squares. You look at the F12 Developer Tools and you can see the fonts are getting downloaded. Show More Summary

Android 4.4 KitKat and Updated Developer Tools

Posted by Dave Burke, Engineering Director, Android Platform Today we are announcing Android 4.4 KitKat, a new version of Android that brings great new features for users and developers. The very first device to run Android 4.4 is the new Nexus 5, available today on Google Play, and coming soon to other retail outlets. Show More Summary

Code Review Like You Mean It

If I had to pick just one feature that embodies GitHub (besides emoji support of course ), I’d easily choose the Pull Request (aka PR). According to GitHub’s help docs (emphasis mine), Pull requests let you tell others about changes you’ve pushed to a GitHub repository. Show More Summary

The fine art of cinematography – interview with Seamus McGarvey ASC, BSC

Continuing the ongoing series of interviews with creative artists working on various aspects of movie and TV productions, today I’m honored to welcome Seamus McGarvey. In this interview Seamus talks about his collaboration with the director...Show More Summary

I want to run an agile project

There is a very humorous cartoon on YouTube called “I want to run an agile project”. It depicts a young and enthusiastic project manager who sets out to run an agile project in an organization that is not accustomed to agile. The video...Show More Summary

What I took home from ZendCon 2013 - Michelangelo van Dam

ZendCon 2013 Registration Booth ZendCon 2013 is over. I had a really great time there meeting new people, attending great talks and hang out with old friends. And wow, this was an awesome conference! Workshop quality assurance for php...Show More Summary

You Don't Need Millions of Dollars

Masters of Doom is the story of John Carmack and John Romero creating the seminal games Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, and Quake. It's an amazing work on so many levels – but primarily because of the exhaustive research the author undertook to...Show More Summary

Announcing the Release of Visual Studio 2013 and Great Improvements to ASP.NET and Entity Framework

Today we released VS 2013 and.NET 4.5.1. These releases include a ton of great improvements, and include some fantastic enhancements to ASP.NET and the Entity Framework.  You can download and start using them now. Below are details on...Show More Summary

Hanselman's Newsletter of Wonderful Things: August 26th, 2013

I have a "whenever I get around to doing it" Newsletter of Wonderful Things. Why a newsletter? I dunno. It seems more personal somehow. You can view all the previous newsletters here. Here's the newsletter that I sent out August 26th. Show More Summary

Chrome for Windows 8 Takes on Chrome OS-like Look and Features

Google has delivered an alpha version alpha version of Chrome for Windows 8 that is notable for how much it behaves like Chrome OS, Google's cloud-centric operating system. People have already been using Chrome on Windows 8, of course, but the new alpha version is optimized for Windows 8's Metro interface. Show More Summary

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